Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Defiance

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: Defiance
Author: C.J. Redwine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Date of Release: August 28, 2012 

Goodreads Description: Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan - the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her. At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared. As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Why am I waiting? I love it when books feature strong female characters that are capable of taking care of themselves; but it doesn't hurt when there's a sexy romantic lead :) Plus, assassins and monsters are capable of making any tale better.

20 comments:

  1. Defiance sounds really dark and full of mystery! cannot wait for this book!

    My WoW picks

    ~Jay
    We Fancy Books

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  2. That noise you just heard? That was me screaming OHMYGOD YES. I cannot WAIT for this one, almost LITERALLY.

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  3. I'm Super duper excited for this one too!!

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  4. this book is SO good. glad you picked it!

    here's mine. :) stop by!!!

    http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  5. Strong female characters are the best. ;) I'm definitely looking forward to reading this too. The description is fantastic and that cover is to die for. Great pick! :)

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  6. I agree, I love me some strong, take care of themselves females! This one sounds like a good one full of adventure and suspense :) Great pick and thanks for sharing. Here's me WoW: http://www.owl-read-it.blogspot.ca/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-24.html

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  7. ME TOO Z!! I'm dying to get my hands on this one:) I have to admit my love for a girl with a sword, I find myself rooting for them every time!

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  8. This one sounds really good, I can't wait! Great pick :)

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  9. I can't wait to read this one, it sounds really good. Already on my TBR, great pick.

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  10. I am seeing this around and just waiting for the reviews to come in. It sounds great!

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  11. SO SO SO excited for this one!! I love it when books have strong and capable female leads too -- I think it's so much better than having a damsel-in-distress heroine! Because as much as it's awesome to want to hug a heroine, it's cooler when you're cheering from the sidelines, "You go, girl!" LOL right? And assassins and monsters = awesome indeed! x)

    Amazing pick this week, Z! :) <3

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  12. Oh, this book sounds so amazing! I'm lucky enough to have it sitting on my shelf right now. I hope I love it. :D I'm not a big fan of high fantasy, but this book just sounds too amazing to resist. I love strong protagonists as well! They're the best. :D Fabulous pick, Zahida! :)

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  13. This was one of my picks a while back too and I hope its as good as it sounds.

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  14. Ha. Now this book cover reminds me of BRAVE. Excellent movie. I was going to take my cousins to watch it with me, so I'd have an excuse, but then I couldn't wait and went solo. :)

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  15. You and me both, girlfriend. This book looks so friggin' good! :)

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  16. Awesome pick. :) The cover is so beautiful! And I like kick- butt heroines and sexy male love interests too. ;)

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  17. I loove this cover! I'm super excited to read this one too! Great pick! :)

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